5 second challenge - identify this tune

5 second challenge - identify this tune

Can anyone help me find the name of the reel Pierre starts at 1:54 ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4UEDDoKJcM

or a clip of the full tune?
Not sure if I’m in the wrong section, I looked through all the reels in Emaj in the Tunes section, maybe I missed it..

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Wow, that’s more like a 1-second challenge, with the fade-out! No idea.

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Most likely candidate is Master McDermott’s https://thesession.org/tunes/682

The Belles of Tipperary https://thesession.org/tunes/769 begins in a similar way, but the tune in clips appears to diverge from it on the last few notes.

BTW The are not in E major. In terms of absolute pitch, they are in Eb - but they have their fiddles tuned up a semitone from standard, so they are actually playing as if in D.

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I stand corrected! On closer inspection, I see that they are actually playing in E (the 1st tune is in Eb) - i.e. their fiddles are tuned to standard pitch and they are fingering the tunes in E. But the standard key for those (2nd and 3rd) tunes is D - which is why you could’t find it by searching for tunes in E.

The middle tune, incidentally, is https://thesession.org/tunes/3788 (also posted here in D).

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Wow quick replies!

Theory is definitely not my expertise at all, I learn a lot by ear but I can say the fiddles are not tuned up.

The 2nd is Sam Cormier’s which I play exactly the same with standard tuning from an old Denis Lanctot cassette, I was under the impression it was E that’s why I figured the 3rd reel was the same..

You’ve got a good ear, it does sound very similar to Master McDermott but transposed in E (these guys like to do that sometimes) along with variations and ornamentations makes it pretty difficult to tell from such a short clip. If only the camera kept going!!

Edit: Sam cormier’s also found on Shane Cook: Sundry in the same key (E?) - very well played

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Why would someone stop recording right when it got good?

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And the first one is Madame Neruda - https://thesession.org/tunes/5834 (three flats). By the way, if you listen closely just before the last tune, you can hear him suggest "McDermott’s?". Case solved.

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I do not hear him say McDermott’s. I hear Matt say "one more" and Pierre say "got another one?". However, I’m certain that JACKB’s setting is the closest thing to the tune, though I could be wrong.

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Pierre confirmed all three tune titles. This what he said.


"Hello Khelton, My friend Brandon told me about the thread discussion on The Session website. I answered back to him this:

The CreadurMawnOrganig person got it! It is Master McDermott’s in E major! I learned from the playing of Denis Lanctôt (via Sean McGuire).
https://thesession.org/tunes/682

… and someone else on this thread named the other 2 tunes Madame Neruda (in Eb) and the next is Reel Sam Cormier (set in its original key of E) written by Denis Lanctôt (Ottawa, ON) (some people call it Bríd Harper’s as she became good friends with Denis and learned this one off his album many years ago).

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I have nothing to add regarding identity of the tunes - but I do pose this question, is that Jacky Daly sitting contentedly across the table from them ? [about 045] I’m unused to seeing him without an accordion in his hands…………

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Yes, Jackie Daly.

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thanks Richard

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"Jacky Daly sitting contentedly across the table from them ?"

Yes - and Matt Cranitch to his right, I believe.

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Certainly that’s Matt. I think it’s Billy Sutton with the banjo. It’s definitely Aaron Collis right in front with the beer and the box when the camera pans to the far right. And the flute and whistle on the table belong to Gerry Strong, who was filming the video.